What is Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen?

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Hydrocodone is an opiate pain medication used in the relief of moderate to severe pain. Acetaminophen (also known as APAP and paracetamol) is typically used for management of mild to moderate pain; when in combination, it increases the effect of hydrocodone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,850 724
Fibromyalgia 803 333
Pain in lower back 394 192
Back pain 99 66
Muscle pain 77 49
Breakthrough pain 68 41

Show all 335 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 76
Moderate 218
Mild 430
None 409

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 168
Drowsiness 55
Nausea 55
Sleepiness 49
Dizziness 25
Itching 22

Show all 188 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
500mg-5mg as needed 20
325-10 mg four times daily 19
325-10 mg three times daily 17
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 11
325mg-10mg as needed 11
325-10mg as needed 10
325mg-5mg as needed 9
325-5 mg twice daily 8
325 mg-5 mg three times daily 8
300-5mg as needed 8

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Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 204
Did not seem to work 199
Doctor's advice 176
Course of treatment ended 137
Side effects too severe 111
Personal research 30
Change in health plan coverage 21
Expense 15
See all 688 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 20
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 42
2 - 5 years 87
5 - 10 years 118
10 years or more 65

Stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 114
1 - 6 months 158
6 months - 1 year 98
1 - 2 years 100
2 - 5 years 151
5 - 10 years 64
10 years or more 35
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 664
Usually 284
Sometimes 159
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 115
A little hard to take 188
Not at all hard to take 790
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 17
$25-49 74
< $25 651
Not specified 387

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 51
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 11
Morphine (Morphine ER) 8
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 7
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 7

Show all 46 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 34
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 32
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 20
Morphine (Morphine ER) 13
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 9

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching to

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133 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

May 5, 2017 (Started May 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sinus pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-5 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Bowel problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 27, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Take as prescribed. Will build tolerance quickly if you take more than prescribed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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